The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Support in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 73 68 80
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 7 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.63% 0.76% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.80% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 3
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£213 £288 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £308 £282
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
-18.46% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £19.17 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-15.23% +5.04%
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West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1010 874 1024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.32% 95.41% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 493 530
Average daily rate £330 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 35 32
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Support across the Leeds region.

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support across the Leeds region.

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title.

1 11 (57.89%) ITIL
2 8 (42.11%) Service Management
3 7 (36.84%) UNIX
3 7 (36.84%) CentOS
4 6 (31.58%) Ubuntu
4 6 (31.58%) Python
4 6 (31.58%) Workflow
5 5 (26.32%) Windows
5 5 (26.32%) Splunk
6 4 (21.05%) Linux
6 4 (21.05%) Java
6 4 (21.05%) SQL
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle
6 4 (21.05%) Apache
6 4 (21.05%) Firewall
6 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
7 3 (15.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (15.79%) NHS
7 3 (15.79%) SLA
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
7 3 (15.79%) MySQL
7 3 (15.79%) CMMI
7 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
7 3 (15.79%) JIRA
8 2 (10.53%) QMS
8 2 (10.53%) SSH
8 2 (10.53%) COBIT
8 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
8 2 (10.53%) nginx
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (21.05%) Apache
2 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.53%) nginx
3 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.26%) CMS
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) SSH
2 2 (10.53%) SSL
2 2 (10.53%) PuTTY
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
3 1 (5.26%) HTTP
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (15.79%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
2 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.26%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.79%) NHS
3 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.26%) Statistics
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) UNIX
1 7 (36.84%) CentOS
2 6 (31.58%) Ubuntu
3 5 (26.32%) Windows
4 4 (21.05%) Linux
5 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.26%) Debian
6 1 (5.26%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) ITIL
2 8 (42.11%) Service Management
3 6 (31.58%) Workflow
4 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
4 3 (15.79%) CMMI
5 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
5 2 (10.53%) QMS
5 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.26%) ERP
6 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Time Management
6 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Python
2 4 (21.05%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
2 2 (10.53%) COBIT
3 1 (5.26%) HIPAA
3 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
1 1 (5.26%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Splunk
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) Informatica
4 1 (5.26%) Epicor
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) Remedy
4 1 (5.26%) Perforce
4 1 (5.26%) FatWire
4 1 (5.26%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Imperva
4 1 (5.26%) Business Objects